Six CWRU Football Players Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

CWRU's six CoSIDA Academic All-District

Six members of the Case Western Reserve University football team – junior running back Zach Hall, junior offensive lineman Dee Gose, sophomore kicker Robertson Albrecht, senior defensive lineman Andrew Lease, junior linebacker Travis Johnston and senior defensive back Patrick Crossey – were named to the Academic All-District Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

By virtue of their selection to the All-District squad, the six will be included on the ballot for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.  First- and second-team Academic All-America honorees will be announced Wednesday, December 11th.

Hall, an All-University Athletic Association honorable mention in 2018, has carried the ball 91 times this season for a team-high 504 yards, with a pair of touchdowns.  He is Finance major with a 3.73 cumulative grade point average.

Gose is the lone repeat honoree for the Spartans, after earning a spot on the Academic All-America Second Team last year.  He was an All-UAA First Team honoree as a sophomore, and has started all nine games at right tackle for CWRU in 2019.  Gose has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average as an Accounting and Finance major.

Albrecht was the UAA Special Teams Player of the Year and the first team kicker on both the All-PAC and All-UAA teams in 2018.  This season, he has made seven-of-11 field goal tries, including a season-long 35-yard make, and has converted 39-of-40 extra point tries for 60 total points.  He is a Physics major with a 4.0 grade point average.

Lease, who has started eight games at defensive tackle this year, will enter the final game of the 2019 regular season with 25 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks.  He was selected to the Team of the Week on October 1st, his first nod to the weekly squad of his career.  Lease has a 3.87 cumulative grade point average as an Accounting and Finance major.

Johnston was an All-UAA First Team honoree in 2018.  This season, he has been named the PAC Player of the Week and UAA Athlete of the Week twice each, and currently is second on the team with 61 tackles, while also notching a team-high three fumble recoveries.  Johnston has returned kicks for the Spartans this season as well, averaging 27 yards per return, including an 87-yard return for a touchdown against Waynesburg last week.  He is a Business Management major with a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average.

Crossey was named to the All-PAC and All-UAA First Teams last year, and was an All-PAC Honorable Mention as a sophomore and an All-UAA First Team honoree as a first-year player.  This season, the team co-captain has started all nine games at safety and leads the team with 67 tackles, in addition to notching a pair of interceptions.  Crossey has a 3.79 grade point average and is majoring in Civil Engineering.

The Spartans currently stand at 9-0 overall, including an 8-0 mark in conference play to clinch the 2019 Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship and the automatic berth to the NCAA Championships associated with it.  Case Western Reserve will wrap up its regular season on Saturday, November 16th at 1:00 p.m. against Carnegie Mellon University in the 34th-Annual Academic Bowl in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.